City Works: An exhibition of work inspired by cities and created by Ohlone College Artists - Curated by Ohlone College student, Jessica Peralez - Louie-Meager Art Gallery

  • Exhibit runs: January 20 - February 23, 2017
  • Artist Reception: Thursday, February 2, 2017, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Open to the Public
  • Free
  • Art Gallery Hours

The title City Works was inspired by finding city and urban areas full of life. To me cities are scenes of community. "Works" was inspired of the working between the different media that creates the exhibition and the amount of hard and creative work the individual has put into their piece. With cities and urban areas being inspirational locations, this show is based on individual inspiration that was used to create the pieces. My vision was to involve the students creativity with ones of their teachers and staff. This exhibition includes works of photography, ceramic, sculpture, painting and drawing pieces.

City Works is curated by Ohlone College student Jessica Peralez.

My first experience with the Louie-Meager Art gallery occurred when I entered my photography pieces in the annual student exhibition at Ohlone College. I saw the excitement student's artwork brings to the college and became very interested in how exhibitions could help develop a sense of community among my peers. I enrolled in the Museum Studies and Gallery Techniques class and had the opportunity to independently curate the group exhibition, Out There, which I displayed in the curved wall in Spring 2016. My success curating, Out There, lead to the chance to develop this more ambitious project in the Louie- Meager Art Gallery. I hope my fellow students will be inspired by both the artwork and the opportunities this gallery can provide toward realizing your own creative vision.

Coit Tower on a sunny day in San Francisco surrounded by trees and neighboring buildings.Untitled. -Photo credit Jessica Peralez.